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    Default Summer work down at the boatyard and in the workshop

    First job this morning was to make all the patterns for the plywood decking out of 3 mm plywood and then mark off the edges of the cabin side and the hull edge


    All the patterns made and now ready to cut the plywood out to make the deck panels



    Marking out the deck panels







    Cut roughly to size with a small amount of trimming to be done to make them fit the edges of the coaming and cabin sides and the top of the transom







    One side deck cut and just needs cutting at the ends to fit the other piece of plywood and by over a deck beam as well







    Just one more panel to make for the port side deck and then on to the foredeck panel






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    The final piece of plywood deck and now it is a matter of trimming it and fitting it down with glue and screws



    a neat fitting round the Samson post






    The deck are now ready to be trimmed and fitted and then the second layer of deck can be fitted.







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    She will be much happier with decks that don’t leak!

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    Hi Ned
    Just got the job of making the trimming to do and then I can get on with making the second layer and gluing the whole lot down and then epoxy the top so the owner can get a teak effect deck fitted later in the refit.

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    The deck is now taking shape with the first layer of deck being dry fitted and all the fixing holes drilled and countersunk so that when it is all fitted it will be just a matter of putting glue on the deck beams and screwing and fixing the deck down and making the second layer with offset joints to go over the first layer to make a watertight deck.



    fixing down the starboard deck as far as the cabin front







    Trimming and fitting the port deck ready to frill and temporary fix in place







    Looking make like a yacht again with new decks





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    One of the jobs the owner of the yacht is doing and it is making a difference to the general condition of the yacht .





    Just a few more coats before it is ready to be undercoated









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    Hi,
    Today, it is time to take a break from the workshop and have some down time with the family away from the boatyard and the workshop and have sometime at home. However, on monday it is back to the workshop to get the deck glued down on the Finesse24 and then make up the second set of patterns to make the second layer of deck and glue and screw the two part together before covering the whole deck in epoxy and matting and then fitting the quadrants and rubbing starkes to finish off that job and then go on to replacing the spilt plank in the bottom in the cockpit area of the yacht. At the same time got to start putting the Hardy 25 interior back together and fit the new instruments in the boat and do all the new wiring and upgrade the old systems.So a few busy days and weeks ahead.

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    What type of glue do you use for the deck?

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    Hi gozilla glue to fit the first layer down to the deck beams and carlins and gunwales and then epoxy the second layer of marine plywood to the first to bond the two together.

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    Must take some skill getting both layers of ply fitting close enough not to end up with occasional voids in the epoxy join, or is it not essential to get a perfect joint? I ask because I have found gluing really large areas to be a bit tricky where clamps can not always be used.

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    The yacht's hull now has two coats of primer on the hull which is making the whole project look like it is coming on.



    These coats of primer are making a difference to the overall look of the yacht and making it come back to life.







    Marking out one of the second layers of marine plywood to make the deck up to the correct thickness the owner wishes to have on his yacht.







    The first layer now completed and starting to mark out and cut the second layer of marine plywood to fit the first layer and fit the cabin sides.









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    Second layer progressing well just over half of it cut and now getting ready to trim it into position







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    She is looking 1000% better with a bit of paint. Quite nice!

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    Like new, only better!

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    The port hole is out of a classic 1930's yacht and as seen better days, the list of problems with this porthole are that the opening part the seal was incorrectly fitted and was one source of a leak and the other is the sealant that beds the glass in the opening part of porthole. So it is off to the window restorers to get this sorted.





    The stern tube with the restored ends ready to put in the new stern tube log which is now drilled out ready for the main hole to be drilled in it to fit the tube.









    The guide hole drilled in the stern tube log now it is a matter of boring out the main hole to fit the stern tube in it and then bolt it back in the yacht.







    The Hardy 25 custom shower tray released from its plug and now in need of a bit of tidying up and cutting to the correct height and then fitting to the tiolet/ shower compartment and so the rest of the work can be got on with to start the rebuilt of the compartment and the est of the boat.





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    Getting ready to put the first section of deck down the glue and the grease for the screws ready.



    one final check that there is nothing that as not been done before fixing down the deck







    and we are off screws and glue at the ready and the battery drill / screwdriver fully charged and off we go














    There it is all down are now waiting for the glue to cure and then sand off the joints between the panels and flatten off any high spots and epoxy glue the second layer of plywood.








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    The priming of the hull is coming along well with the hull getting its second coat of primer and its first lot of filling of the marks and imperfections in the hull and its first good sanding down by the owner.



    The hull is now starting to look more like it was when it was new and great care taken by the owner to make as good as it can be.







    Looking good from all its different angles







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    very pretty.

    How common is it to let boats sit on the bottom as the tide goes out over there? I have always seen a lot of bilge keels in pictures.

    Over here that is not common at all.

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    Hi Ned,

    On the east coast of England it is common as there are a number of sandbanks and also many shallow harbours which is why so many smaller yacht are fitted with bilge keels when they are build, However most of the UK is deeper water, that's why it is just mostly an east coast boat or yacht as the bilge keels fitted.

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    Got the split plank out of the hull after first having to remove the aft section of bilge stringer which cover the upper set of fixing nails



    The plank on the bench to see how it became split in the first place and see how to avoid it next time







    uncovering damage which was there for sometime as this plank or any plank around it have never been repaired or moved in 45 years







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    The space where the plank was as well as the bilge stringer removed so as to get access to the plank to fit a new section of plank into the hull







    The section of the plank above the split plank with a piece missing from this plank






    A couple of different views of the plank showing the job ahead fitting the new plank





    The split plank before it was removed






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    These are photos of the hull now having its third and fourth coats of primer on the hull and after its first bit of surface filling being done and sanded back.












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    After sanding and fairing the first layer of plywood it was time to glue and screw down the second and final layer of plywood on the Finesse 24



    The deck is now done apart from the fore deck which will be done in the morning and then it will be time to make progress on the hull plank that was removed last week.





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    Hi Simon, Thank you for the explaination about the regional boating conditions over there. I would love to get over to the UK sometime to see what there is. Unfortunately I don’t know if will happen.

    Great work there. Replacing a plank in the middle of a lapstrake hull certainly can be a bit of a challenge. Good luck.

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    The final two fore deck sections are glued down and it is now time to trim back the sections glued down yesterday and then end up with the two sections glued down this morning



    Looking a lot better than a few weeks ago when the yacht had no deck on or any paint on the hull, so the whole job is coming along well at the moment.







    Now got to sort the deck for sheathing it over once it is trimmed back







    Finally all the outside edges of the decks are trimmed and planed to the correct angle of the plank to deck edge so that the rubbing strakes will sit against the hull when the deck is sheathed.

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    The line is now true and fair round the hull which is the way it should be













    That is one job that as been a long and at times difficult, however the end result is well worth the challenge.

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    Ahhhh, ......... Yes, nice!

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    Fitting a small temporary floor in the cockpit to make it easier to work on replacing the plank and the bilge stringer.



    A little tidy up to be able to see the wood for the trees







    Find a piece of iroko in the wood pile which is just the correct thickness and length







    Boring out the hole for the inner gland and then ensuring it is a good fit









    Boring from both ends to ensure the hole for the tube is in the correct position





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    A long job cutting out the hole for the stern tube to fit in the deadwood, however, it is finally done and now it will be time to fit it back in the yacht.





    Being green oak is has been a long cutting job with a few hole saw bits to do the job







    A good fit in the deadwood and now a matter of fitting it all back together on the yacht





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    Using the old plank as a rough pattern to make the new plank after taking off the necessary measurements





    The new bilge stringer beside the old bilge stringer to be cut to length and fitted after the plank is fitted and nailed into position







    First fitting of the new plank into position to check angles and length of joints.




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    The apprentice got his heat gun out and his sander and got to work on removing all the varnish off the cabin side and was able to get rid of all the faded wood and get back to the originally colour of the cabin side which are a beautiful dark red mahogany. One side done as far back as the cockpit





    Now he as the starboard side to do and this will improve the look of the yacht greatly. Then this coming week it will be the turn of the decks to get covered and the plank in the bottom to get fitted by next weekend.





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    Really enjoying this thread, thanks for taking the time to show this work.

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    The plank is now dry fitted and is getting its first coat of primer before getting fitted in the bottom.



    Then it will be the turn of the stringer to get fitted and I have made the joint







    Starting to cut the second half of the joint for the bilge stringer and then it can be fitted after the plank is fitted and nailed in position







    One cabin side all sanded back and now a start as been made on the other cabin side







    It is coming up well and once finished it will look as good as when it was first built 45 years ago.





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    The plank joint is now glued and propped up into position so when it is cured the nails can be put in and the plank will then be finally fixed in place



    The bilge stringer is now ready to fix in position once the plank is fixed







    The rear prop holding the aft end of the plank so it is held with a twist to help it fit the plank lands







    The front props holding the front joint in position





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    The first part of the job is to take out the sections between the beams



    Then take out the pieces over the beams







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